James, who sustained the injury late last month, drained 22
of his 33 shots. The four-time MVP scored 24 points at halftime
and poured in another 25 in the third quarter alone, while
making his first eight three-pointers.
The outburst surpassed is previous career high of 56 points set
back in 2005 when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It also fell one point short of Carmelo Anthony's NBA
season-high of 62.
The Miami crowd at American Airlines Arena showered James with
cheers as he strengthened his case for another MVP in a two-man
race between himself and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner; editing
by Peter Rutherford)
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